CTA-51 (Eocene of Peru)

Also known as Contamana; CTA 51

Where: Loreto, Peru (7.3° S, 74.9° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° S, 66.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Pozo Formation), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: P. Antoine, M. A. Abello, S. Adnet, A. J. A. Sierra, P. Baby, G. Billet, M. Boivin, Y. Calderón, A. Candela, J. Chabain, and F. Corfu. 2016. A 60-million-year Cenozoic history of western Amazonian ecosystems in Contamana, eastern Peru. Gondwana Research 31:30-59 [J. Zijlstra/J. Zijlstra/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176140: authorized by Jelle Zijlstra, entered by Jelle Zijlstra on 29.01.2016, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Raskyella pecki
subspecies meridionale
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
fossil wood, seeds/cuticles
 Decapoda - Trichodactylidae
Trichodactylidae indet. Milne-Edwards 1853 crab
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Myliobatiformes - Potamotrygonidae
Potamotrygon ucayalensis Adnet et al. 2014 stingray
 Salientia -
Anura indet. frog
"maxilla fragments + postcranials; twice as large as pipid remains"
 Salientia - Pipidae
Pipidae indet. Gray 1825 clawed frog
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
postcranial fragments
 Marsupialia -
Didelphimorphia indet. Gill 1872 marsupial
 Metatheria -
Polydolopimorphia indet. metatherian
plagiaulacoid p3
 Polydolopimorphia -
Bonapartherioidea indet. Goin and Candela 2004 metatherian
Wamradolops sp. Goin and Candela 2004 metatherian
 Rodentia -
Eoespina sp. Frailey and Campbell 2004 caviomorph
MUSM 2654
Cachiyacuy cf. contamanensis Antoine et al. 2011 caviomorph
MUSM 2651-2653 (morph 1)
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Squamata -
Booidea indet. Gray 1825 snake
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Caimaninae indet. Brochu 1999 crocodilian
 Teleostei -
 Characiformes - Characidae
? Colossoma sp. Cuvier 1818
several teeth
 Characiformes - Cynodontidae
cf. Hydrolycus sp. Lundberg 1997